Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Renewed Expectations! New Website and Blog for L'chaim Pura Vida

We Moved!

To all who have followed our blog, our supporters and prayer partners. 
After many tests and prayers, YHWH has answered. We have been blessed with brothers and sisters who want our family and ministry to grow and lack nothing. Their wise advice and the doors that Abba is opening require us to move on to greater significance and openness of what we do. With the help of our young men we take on this next step in expectation and a bright future in the journey. The Spanish Ministry is expanding worldwide and our local ministry is growing with it. We are launching our new website/blog for L'chaim Pura Vida, our Torah Life in Action. We invite you to join us as we will need prayers to continue growing and learning to walk like Messiah walked. We desire to see stronger marriages and others to desire living set apart lives. Please consider your servant mispacha in your prayers and offerings. 

Follow this link to our new blog!
Shalom Ubrachot!
May YHWH bless you and keep you! Todah Rabah! 
 Jesus, Tammy, Christian and Christopher Montañez 
Servants of YHWH in South Costa Rica
Mat 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, so that they see your good works and praise your Father who is in the heavens.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Wondersharing and Wonderblessings!!

Wondersharing and Wonderblessings! 

 Do to others as you would have them do to you. ... Luke 6:31

Abba YHWH is good! He has given us wisdom, talents and ideas to bless others. A sister came to visit us and told us about a bag that can save you time and money cooking in it. We could not imagine such a thing. Slow cooking in hayboxes and holes in the ground were used in the past. With some changes to the original instructions we decided to bless others. We could not afford paying for them with the cost of international shipping here but we could make similar bags with ideas found online. We will use recycled material for the inside and used foam from old cushions and mattresses. 

Matt 5:16 Thus let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and they should glorify your Father in the heavens.

Their eyes open up when you tell them that they can cook with no electric and save up to 50% by cooking in it. Less gas equals less expense, less worries about burning food means more time for other things. Beans "Cooked" overnight in the bag come out awesome. Soup, stews and even wonderbread... 

Tammy made some matching pot holders to go with the bags. 

Bring the pot to a rolling boil on the stove/fire and then place it in the bag.  

 Make sure it is tight and covered.
 If it has room for air add some material or towel. 

Pull the string...

And tie a knot! And no worries!  

Our family ministry desires to be about Torah in action to others. Love comes as well from making their lives better. Torah is signs and wonders! Wondersharing, wonderlove, wondershalom that surpasses all understanding. The Romans used to say about the first Ekklesia, "what love these people have that share and have things in common" paraphrasing a lot I read that can not recall who wrote it. 

They themselves are helping to be part of their blessings!  

Please consider our servant family and the people we serve in your gifts and offerings so we can bless others. We need to buy materials to make more bags. Thanks to all who have given material.

Shalom Ubrachot! 
The Montañez Family
Living YHWH's Torah and Yahshua's
 testimony in South Costa Rica  

Monday, March 21, 2016

Pesach is coming!!

Pesach is Coming!!!! 
**no matter what calendar you use. In love!

Watch Sunburned part one and part two

One of the most eye opening teachings have come after people learn to count to three! 3 days and 3 nights as Messiah himself said "this is the sign I will give you, the sign of the prophet Yonah"... Knowing that Messiah did not died on Friday and did not Resurrected on Sunday is a way to be free from the Catholic doctrines still held by Protestants world wide. Many even use the same Equinox formula that the Catholic Church uses. But the 3 days and 3 night formula is still the sign. Also the picture that eating ham on this day screams evil in the eyes of YHWH Elohim defiling the temples of the Ruach haKodesh(Holy Spirit) on a day He must be exalted. Our instructions in Lev 23 have no details of the Seder itself and all that has been added. That also with Messiah and His covenant meal adds to celebrating the Pesach in remembrance of Him.

 Lev 23:4-8  ‘These are the appointed times of יהוה, set-apart gatherings which you are to proclaim at their appointed times. ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, between the evenings, is the Passover to יהוה.  ‘And on the fifteenth day of this month is the Festival of Unleavened Bread to יהוה – seven days you eat unleavened bread.  ‘On the first day you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.  ‘And you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה for seven days. On the seventh day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.’ ”

We have cleaned our seder from much of the man made traditions. Taking the shank of lamb and the egg clears much of the Rabbinical influence of the what many make a longer night than usual.  Kids are exhausted during the night we want to enjoy with our "Lamb of Elohim".  The week celebration is called Unleavened Bread and not Easter, or Passover. Pesach/Passover is just the first day of the week long feast of Unleavened Bread. The "Spring Cleaning" tradition in America is in many ways what the Jews do when cleaning their homes of leaven although some go to extreme materialistic thinking instead of "Cleaning ourselves from the leaven". Leaven is also compared to Sin and "Teachings and Commandments of Men", these men in the time of Yahshua were called "Pharisees and Sadducees" and HE told us to BEWARE of their teachings.

 Mat_16:6, 11  And יהושע said to them, “Mind! And beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.”  “How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread, but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?” 

Picture this!  If Abba YHWH told them to have a lamb and put the blood of the lamb in the doorpost and lintel of their homes and to eat the Pesach Lamb. How would He feel when people celebrate on another date and instead of lamb they have pig?... Meditate on this! How He felt when Antiochus IV Epiphanes defiled His Temple. Now let's examine our "log in our eye", What in this celebration He did not commanded? How much is "leaven from Pharisees and Sadducees"? Just to be mindful that we must remove leaven in us just as we remove leaven in our homes. Down to the last bit. Meditate as you listen to the following song.

Now we can see our leaven. The one inherited by our religious preference as well as our sin(1 John 3:4). Our lawlessness, our flesh, our selfishness, prejudice,...  Below is another view of what those days were about, culture and how it would speak to those still in the tradition. You can see by those who rejected the Gospel of Messiah their attitude for staying in the "tradition of the elders" that had accused Messiah and their followers for not doing and saying what the tradition said to do. Christianity also complains to eat meat or lamb in their "Holy Week" but they can freely eat bread and drink fruit of the vine that represents Messiah's body. We still can not understand that. Lamb is a part of the commandment and REPRESENTS Messiah. The Bread also REPRESENTS His body. But you can eat one but not the other? We will obey Elohim rather than man! 

Luk 22:15-20  And He said to them, “With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before My suffering, for I say to you, I shall certainly not eat of it again until it is filled in the reign of Elohim.”  And taking the cup, giving thanks, He said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves,  for I say to you, I shall certainly not drink of the fruit of the vine until the reign of Elohim comes.”   And taking bread, giving thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of Me.”  Likewise the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the renewed covenant in My blood which is shed for you.

1Co 5:7-13  Therefore cleanse out the old leaven, so that you are a new lump, as you are unleavened. For also Messiah our Passover was offered for us.  So then let us observe the festival, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.  I wrote to you in my letter not to keep company with those who whore.  And I certainly did not mean with those of this world who whore, or with the greedy of gain, or swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone called ‘a brother,’ if he is one who whores, or greedy of gain, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler – not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are inside? But Elohim judges those who are outside. And put away the wicked one from among you! 

May Messiah Yahshua, Our Offering!  be the center of our feast. May we learn to cleanse our leaven and live in His Testimony the Torah of YHWH. May we be unleavened as He is unleavened.  

 Chag Sameach Pesach to those who still celebrate the feast in Sincerity and Truth. May your Exodus Journey ahead be a blessed one. Prepare for the Second Exodus click here

L'chaim Pura Vida 
The Montañez Scattered in South Costa Rica

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Soapy Sheep Delight!


Shalom! We have been searching for what we can do to supplement the lack of offerings we are receiving and be able to help the widows, the fatherless and the needy. One of the latest ideas is soap making. We found a company in San Jose that sells some of the ingredients and we add some from the  Hebrew farm. Tammy has researched much online and we are using some of what we grow as ingredients in some of them.

These soaps not only save us money but also could serve as a way to bless others. Another idea is that for every soap we sell we can give one away to a local family. The skin is the largest organ in the body and pharmaceutical produced soaps have many chemicals that we can not even mention including triclosan a poison in some antibacterial soaps.

Sheep milk soap is rich with butter fat and proteins that nourish the skin, as well as almost double the vitamins and minerals of other milk soaps. In sheep’s milk, the milk and cream do not separate, so that soap made from sheep milk contains all of the rich, moisturizing properties of the milk and cream combined. Sheep milk soap also contains lactic acid that acts as a natural, gentle exfoliant, leaving skin soft and glowing, feeling revitalized. It is particularly soothing for those with dry or sensitive skin.

There are many tutorials on YouTube depending on the method you will use. We are using hot process since we can use and sell quicker. Drying time is the biggest difference.

Like goat milk, sheep’s milk is naturally more nutritious and healthy than cow’s milk—but even better, for it contains significantly higher levels of protein, calcium, Vitamins A, B, D,and E, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorous than goat’s milk. Although sheep milk is higher in fat than cow or goat milk, these are mainly heart healthy unsaturated fats that have no negative impact on cholesterol. Sheep’s milk also contains the highest concentration of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) found in any type of milk. CLA is known to have cancer-fighting properties.

All of our soaps have either sheep milk or cow's milk. That increases the quality and few use sheep milk which is a very expensive ingredient. It adds moisturizers and minerals to our skin. All soaps moisturizing bars come between 3.5 to 4 oz.  Sheep's milk costs around $5 a pint. And the world's most expensive cheese comes from them. You can also order your own combination as our operation is small.

Along with essential oils we are trying to use ingredients we have on the farm, like, Aloe Vera, Turmeric, Lemon, Rosemary, Coconut. Some of the essential oils are Lemongrass, Lavender, Peppermint... Also Shea Butter in some of them. Soon we will try to add cocoa and coffee grown here and locally. We are also going to include some Loofah Sponge for a scrubby accent also grown locally. No artificial colors or scents are used also.

 Luxurious rich Sheep Milk along with moisturizing shea butter, aloe, coconut and olive oils are especially soothing for cracked and sore diabetic feet, the sensitive skin of chemotherapy patients and the delicate skin of babies and the elderly. Also they could help people with atopic eczema as well as adults suffering from psoriasis and other skin diseases as well as acne, allergies and other skin conditions.
Rosemary-Lemon Zest
Turmeric-Aloe Vera-Coconut

Any combinations would be upon availability of ingredients and demand of soaps. May our lives be clean inside and out. Cup Cakes are for our use only and some look tasty... They also make lots of bubbly suds :)

She made me be a witness! LOL!

 If you are interested in helping us serve others with your donation or purchase please email tammysdams@yahoo.com or click the donation buttons on this page. You can also write her if you have questions regarding soap making, prayer requests, Torah observancy or just to say hello.
For more things we make to help others please visit www.mcinspirations.weebly.com 

We will see as we try them in ourselves first. Shalom Ubrachot from our family in South Costa Rica!

Deu 6:3-6  “And you shall hear, O Yisra’ĕl, and shall guard to do, that it might be well with you, and that you increase greatly as יהוה Elohim of your fathers has spoken to you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! “And you shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your might. “And these Words which I am commanding you today shall be in your heart, and you shall impress them upon your children, and shall speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up, and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. “And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.